• Ms. Yojna Sharma Researcher


cartoons, writing skills


English is taught as an important subject right from the primary level in the school curriculum, yet students are not able to read and write in English properly. The teaching and learning of this subject is not taken seriously by those who are involved in it. As a result students don’t feel motivated to learn this language. In the middle classes when writing skills come into picture, it becomes tedious for student to understand and it creates a fear for the subject. The students try to cram the sentences and fail to produce the language. Gradually the interest is lost and the classroom becomes fearful. The present study focuses on the use of cartoons as an instructional material which has alleged benefits which includes the promotion of understanding, increased attention and interest, motivation towards learning. The present study focuses on middle level students who have just shifted their attention from language development to literary development. The main objective of this study is to find out the effectiveness of teaching English writing skills by using cartoons. The method of the research was experimental. The data were obtained by giving test to the experimental group and controlled group. The number of the subjects was 30 students in each class where experimental class (the students who were taught using cartoons), controlled class (the students who were not taught using cartoons). The instruments used to collect the data were feedback forms and Achievement test. Pre-test and Post-test were conducted. For Statistical Analysis t test was used. The result revealed the improvement in writing skills and students showed interest in the English classroom.


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Ms. Yojna Sharma. (2016). A STUDY ON TEACHING ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS THROUGH CARTOONS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 2(7). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/337